- A couple have taken to social media to share their HIV-positive status
- They encouraged those infected with the virus to keep taking their medication and living life
- Social media users were inspired by the brave posts
More and more HIV-positive South Africans are sharing their stories on social media and breaking the stigma associated with the condition. An HIV-positive couple recently joined the trend and shared their story online. Their post gave hope to others that there is life after a positive diagnosis. Social media users were inspired by their bravery.
Thembisile Qwabe took to social media to share her status:
"Let's show those who are slowly losing hope and think HIV is a death sentence that there is life after diagnosis."
The 30-year-old said she was diagnosed in 2004 at age 15. Her partner, Swelihle Masuku, also added to her post and said that he was diagnosed in 2011. He said that he was still going to enjoy life. He gushed about his bae and encouraged those infected to continued taking their medication.
Social media users showered the couple with positive and encouraging messages. Twitter user Zickie_S said:
"Ok that's it, y'all are officially my people."
"Godspeed blessings to you and your loved one bro. #BroCode you're my brother. I am your brother. Long live Bafo"
"Definition of a real man big up bro long live there is more to life bhuti one love"
"Guys, I just fell in love with you"
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